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Aerlingus

June 12, 2013 by Christine 1 Comment »

Taste of Italy presented wines from Cantina Terlano and Endrizzi with Aerlingus and the Airport of Verona to promote the products of the territory of the airport around Lake of Garda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catex Update

February 19, 2013 by Christine No Comments »

Pasquale at the Taste of Italy – Moak stand at Catex – D28

Well – it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.

Catex opened it’s doors to public and trade today.

Pasquale was ready to welcome everybody to stand D28 along with Valter and Alessandro.

Were you there? We’d love to hear your comments.

Did you not manage to get to D28 today? Well you have another 2 days to make it in.

As they say in Italy “Buon lavoro a tutti”

 

Catex – A Taste of Italy hosts Moak

February 13, 2013 by Christine No Comments »

This year A Taste of Italy has the honour of being the host to Moak Coffee at the Catex Trade Fair in RDS in Dublin.

Come along and visit us at stand D28 to try the different products that Moak can offer.

Pasquale, Valter and Alessandro will be happy to help you to find the best coffee for you particular needs.

We look forward to seeing you at stand D28

 

Forthcoming Events – Cork

September 25, 2012 by Christine No Comments »

On 27th September, La Dolce Vita restaurant and A Taste of Italy will organise a wine and food tasting from the Piemonte region.

The event will start in the evening. There will be a set tasting menu which includes 3 types of wine and a 4 course meal for only €28.50

Emiliano Morando from the Vinchio Vaglio Serra winery in Piemonte will be there to explain the characteristics of the different wines and answer any questions.

For booking, please contact La Dolce Vita, Proby’s Quay, Cork – 021-4840944.

We hope to see you there.

 

Forthcoming Events – Dublin

by Christine No Comments »

At a loss for something to do this week?

A Taste of Italy together with Botticelli Restaurant in Temple Bar, Dublin and one of our producers from the Piemonte region – Vinchio Vaglio Serra will be hosting a wine tasting dinner on Wednesday 26th September at 7.00p.m.

There is a set menu for €38.00 which includes a 4 course typical Piemonte dinner with a different Piemonte wine at each course.

Emiliano Morando from Vinchio Vaglio Serra will present and explain the wines and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Book your place now on 01-6727289

We hope to see you there!

 

A Taste of Italy and Nonna Rosa at the Wexford Food Festival

May 22, 2012 by Christine No Comments »

If you are wondering what to do this weekend you could take a trip down to Wexford Town to the Food Festival. There is a programme of events from Thursday evening through till Sunday27th May.

On Saturday and Sunday, A Taste of Italy will be there together with Nonna Rosa to offer anybody who is interested a sample of great Italian wine and food.

Go down and join Pasquale and Luigi for a hour or two.

This is the link to the festival. See you there!

http://www.wexfordfoodfestival.ie

 

Moak – An Italian Coffee Experience

March 14, 2012 by Christine 1 Comment »

A Taste of Italy is proud to announce that we have just won the agency for Moak Coffee in Ireland.

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The high quality of Moak’s products comes out from the careful research of raw materials you can find on the international market and from a production process that uses the most advanced and efficient technologies, yet maintaining the deepest tradition of handmade roasting, in order to guarantee its clients a range of products able to satisfy every palate and every need.

Each coffee quality is roasted separately from the others. That way, every type of coffee bean reaches an ideal roasting level and a balanced blend with reference to taste, acidity and flavour can be created. The synergy between experience and advanced technology allows us to produce high quantities of coffee, maintaining an intact quality of handmade roasting.

So, our blends are easily identified by lines and products and are immediately referable to Moak’s identity.

                        

 

These are just some of the products which you can buy in our coffee shop at www.atasteofitaly.ie.  Just click on ” THE COFFEE SHOP” on the left hand side.

 

Pasquale and the 2011 harvest

February 6, 2012 by Christine No Comments »

You may think that wine merchants in Ireland never really get their hands dirty with the manufacturing processes. However, to prove you wrong, Rebecca has put together a few shots of Pasquale out in Piemonte (home to fabulous reds such as Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto or amazing whites like Gavi di Gavi and Roero Arneis) lending a hand with the 2011 harvest and taking a tour around some vineyards.

PASQUALE’S TIME IN A VINEYARD!

Just click on the link to see what she has prepared

Why do we do these things? – to ensure that when we offer you A Taste of Italy, we are offering the real thing!

 

LUCIANO SANDRONE – RECOGNITION FROM WINE SPECTATOR

December 20, 2011 by Christine No Comments »

We are very excited to share with you the scores we recently received from Antonio Galloni in the Wine Advocate.  Writing in Issue 197 of October 2011, he said:

 “This is a gorgeous set of entry-level wines from Luciano Sandrone that speak to the estate’s unwavering commitment to quality throughout the range. These are fabulous wines that make a great introduction to the work of one of Piedmont’s leading estates.”

 Thank you Antonio for recognizing that we take quality at every level extremely seriously. We strive to put the same care, passion and dedication into every bottle we make, whether it be the basic Dolcetto or a bottle of Barolo Cannubi Boschis.

 Here are the comments and scores for the entry-level wines just released:

2009 Nebbiolo d’Alba “Valmaggiore”  92 points

 “The 2009 Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggiore is striking. It flows from the glass with sweet red fruits, flowers, spices and herbs in a very representative expression of this site. This is a gorgeous, poised Nebbiolo with wonderful mid-palate sweetness and fabulous overall balance. A clean, saline finish gives the wine its focus and proportion on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019.”

  2009 Barbera d’Alba  90 points

“The 2009 Barbera d’Alba impresses for its silkiness, finesse and sheer harmony. This is a mid-weight vintage for the Barbera, but here, too, the wine’s balance is totally irresistible. This shows lovely mid-palate pliancy in a feminine style that is incredibly appealing. Sweet dark cherries, flowers and subtle hints of French oak linger on the polished, impeccable finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016.” 

2010 Dolcetto d’Alba  90 points

“The 2010 Dolcetto d’Alba is a beautifully articulated, vibrant wine loaded with varietal character. In keeping with the personality of the year, this is less fruit driven than many other recent vintages, but that is actually a plus here given the low yields that inform the estate’s wines. The Dolcetto shows terrific intensity and verve from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.”

We would also like to thank all of you who have supported and enjoyed our wines over the years. We truly appreciate your continued interest and we will always strive to exceed your expectations for our wines.

 With warmest regards, 

 Luciano Sandrone

Barbara Sandrone

Luca Sandrone

 

You can find Sandrone wines in our on-line shop at www.atasteofitaly.ie

We look forward to seeing you there

 

Vinchio – Vaglio Serra

December 16, 2011 by Christine No Comments »

Vinchio Vaglio Serra is a “Vinegrowers Association” located near Asti in the town of Vinchio. Far from your typical “social winery,” Vinchio Vaglio Serra controls all aspects of the production process from vine to bottle.

Their wines have garnered the highest possible praise from Gambero Rosso, and for good reason. The Barbera grape thrives in the hills of Monferrato, and Vinchio Vaglio Serra truly knows Barbera.

The many growers associated with Vinchio Vaglio Serra have a long history with the cantina. Founded in 1959, the cantina has dedicated itself to promoting the illustrious, if often under-rated Barbera grape. Although they produce many other wines, Barbera is clearly the focus at this modern winery. All of the members of the winery are committed to working with a low environmental impact, reducing the use of pesticides.

The focus on quality in the vineyard is immediately recognisable when opening a bottle, and affirmed when visiting the vineyards surrounding the town of Vinchio. A more peaceful setting cannot be imagined, with the surrounding hills covered in vines, primarily Barbera.

But Vinchio Vaglio Serra is not limited toBarbera.  Their Barolo and Barbaresco are excellent representations of Nebbiolo, and you can also try their Moscato and Brachetto.

Vinchio – Vaglio Serra wines have won awards across the world.

In our shop you can buy La Romantica  2010 – a cabernet merlot mix which won a bronze medal in the Korean wine challenge.

Or if you prefer Barbera, we have I Tre Vescovi 2009 which was awarded a silver medal in the international wine challenge 2011, a bronze medal in Decanter WWA 2011 and silver (best in class) in IWSC 2011.

Sei Vigne Insynthesis has won Gold medals from Decanter and from ISWC as well as 2 red glasses from Gambero Rosso. This isn’t on the website but is available upon request.

These wines and more are available from our on line shop at www.atasteofitaly.ie

Enjoy a bottle of Vinchio Vaglio Serra wine today